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Old 03-26-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
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Soft Top problems - need advice

Hey guys - I recently purchased my 4th wrangler and couldn't be happier. My previous ones were 85 CJ7, 94 Rio Grande and 98 Sport - so I not a newbie and know what I am doing for the most part. My problem is that I can't get the soft top windows to fit properly - it almost feels as if the back window and driver side windows are just too small? i know it sounds ridiculous but I'm wondering if anyone else has this problem. I can barely zip the back window when the rear sails are attached - it just doesn't fit.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:36 PM   #2
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this is a tj right? or LJ? could be from the cold I know my soft top gets TIGHT in cold weather, then about like 65 its alot better.

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its a 2008 wrangler sahara 2D - not sure. i know it loosens up a lot in warmer weather but its not even close to fitting - its an inch shorter then it should be!
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:49 PM   #4
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Sorry I cant read I just noticed its a JK. haha. well Im not sure what the possibilites that it could be from the wrong jeep. But tell me this. is its the factory soft top or an aftermarket? there are some funkier build ones that dont like to fit right. smittybuild has one that fits bad for some ive read. also check that everything up top, like the bars the rest on your roll cage and everything, are seated right.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
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Id almost say that someone purchased after market windows and didnt replace the skin. When you do this, you can run into alignment issues. Your soft top skin stretches over time, so if your skin stretches out, and your windows are new, the windows will appear smaller than the skin.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:45 PM   #6
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It looks like you do not have your sail panels and the window seated properly in the tub rails. Once the sail panel is seated start the zipper on the window, but just an inch or two, then tuck the front of the window in the c-channel and then tuck the bottom of the window in the tub rail then zip the window up.
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I guess I'm having trouble understanding where exactly you are having problems.

I'll give you the step by step on how I do mine so maybe you'll catch something that I do differently.

- pull the top up but leave it unlatched. Attach the rear sail panels into their channels.

-start the side windows, but only do about two inches. Slide the panel into the channel along the verticle door pillar. Then flip the bottom of the window into the horizontal channel along the body. If needed you can now pull the verticle section down so it lines up better. Finish zipping the window and repeat on the other side.

- Unclip a portion of the rear sail panels closest to the tailgate. This will give you enough room to put the rear window in. Set the rear windows bar on top of the plastic clips behind the sail panels. Start your zipper about 4 inches, then slide the bar into the clips. Finish zipping the window up. If it's cold it sometimes helps to pull the rear bow down, giving yourself a little more slack. It also helps to wax the zippers a couple of times a year.

- re-attach the sail panels then clip the header clips at the windshield. Attach the passenger and drivers side channels and then your done.

Check the nylon webbing that runs from the middle bow to the rear bow. Sometimes it will get twisted around the rear bow causing the top to not line up correctly. They should lay flat against the top.

When it's below 60* it can be a real pain in the ass, but it does stretch as it warms up.

I don't know if this is going to help or not, so good luck.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:53 PM   #8
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Did you get it figured out?

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